Sponsors and Exhibitors at OR61

The OR Society would like to thank the following organisations for their support of the OR61 Annual conference taking place at the University of Kent in September, and look forward to welcoming you all to the event.


Taylor & Francis is proud to be the publisher of the Operational Research Society journals, and we would like to extend to you a warm welcome to OR61. Please do come and speak with us if you are interested in submitting to the Operational Research Society journals, or one of our other publications in operational research and industrial engineering; some journal highlights include the International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning & Control and the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications.  



Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering trusted and impartial advice and solutions for defence-related science and technology issues that impact on the security of the UK. Each year Dstl recruits approximately 80 graduates to sustain its development. Staff undertake a balanced programme of work and training to develop technical and non-technical skills. Sponsorship is available to gain Accredited/Chartered status and take further qualifications. There are also opportunities for secondments, both in the UK and overseas.


EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) established in 1975, continues to promote Operational Research internationally and support its member societies. EURO was the first regional grouping of IFORS (International Federation of Operational Research) and founded because it was considered that more could be done to improve communication and cooperation on a European level. EURO continues to adapt to address the needs of its members and a more recent initiative has been to support a EURO Plenary speaker at international meetings. Having supported nine eminent speakers at international events since 2015 it is a great honour for EURO to announce the tenth as Professor Erhan Erkut who will present his EURO Plenary at the 61st annual conference of the UK OR Society. EURO is grateful for this collaboration with of one of its founding member societies and wishes every success for OR61 in Kent


SIMUL8 Corporation develops, markets and supports business simulation software that transforms the way people make and communicate decisions. Our software delivers multi-million pound saving for major organizations – including Chrysler, the NHS and Gatwick Airport – by allowing them to experiment with process improvement ideas in a risk free environment. SIMUL8 is also used to teach simulation in elite universities across the world including the London School of Economics, MIT, Melbourne Business School and Hong Kong City University. www.simul8.com

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Bays Consulting Ltd provides data analytics and statistical analysis to make you smile by working with clients to make their data drive growth, profit and decisions. All delivered by a team that still believe that working with data is a lot of fun.


Minitab® is ‘the leading software for statistics education worldwide’. Minitab provides a comprehensive collection of statistical tools and graphs to help instructors teach, and includes a user-friendly design that allows students to quickly master the software and learn statistical concepts. Since thousands of distinguished organizations in more than 100 countries use Minitab, learning statistics with Minitab also prepares students for a wide range of jobs in the real world. Their software is ‘the package of choice’ for more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world. www.minitab.com


Gurobi Optimization is ‘in the business of helping companies make better decisions through the use of prescriptive analytics’. Gurobi provides ‘the fastest math programming solver’, tools for distributed optimisation, optimisation in the cloud and ‘outstanding support’ to clients. Gurobi’s goal is ‘to make you successful with optimisation’. Gurobi is rapidly growing as more and more companies see the benefits of working with a partner focused on ‘providing the best solver and support possible’.


Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. Visit www.springer.com and follow @SpringerNature